Paint the Pavement

To encourage community building and public art as a means to transform roadway public space into neighborhood assets, Paint the Pavement is a city program that allows mural painting on public streets. The program was created in response to neighborhood interest and encouragement from City Council and the Transportation Advisory Board.

How to Paint the Pavement

Neighborhoods interested in pursing a paint the pavement project should begin by reading the Paint the Pavement Packet. It outlines the process required to obtain city approval to paint a mural in a public right-of-way.

Included are the Paint the Pavement Installation Agreement, which authorizes the mural and deems it art rather than graffiti, and the Block Party to Paint the Pavement Permit Application, which is the most likely mechanism for closing the street segment for installing the mural.

Support for the below Paint the Pavement murals comes from Vision Zero:

Vision Zero is the Boulder community’s goal to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries to zero. At its core, this goal is inspired by the belief that traffic collisions are preventable, and even one fatality is too many.


Avocado & 19th – 2020

Artist: Anthony Garcia

26th & Spruce – 2021

Artist: Debbie Clapper – gneural

Goss Grove Neighborhood – 2020

Artists: Goss Grove Neighborhood Association

9th & Basalm – 2022

Artist: Angela Beloian